RealPlayer: Buffer overflow — GLSA 200809-03

RealPlayer is vulnerable to a buffer overflow allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-video/realplayer on all architectures
Affected versions < 11.0.0.4028-r1
Unaffected versions >= 11.0.0.4028-r1

Background

RealPlayer is a multimedia player capable of handling multiple multimedia file formats.

Description

Dyon Balding of Secunia Research reported an unspecified heap-based buffer overflow in the Shockwave Flash (SWF) frame handling.

Impact

By enticing a user to open a specially crafted SWF (Shockwave Flash) file, a remote attacker could be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/realplayer-11.0.0.4028-r1"

References

Release Date
September 04, 2008

Latest Revision
September 04, 2008: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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